2019 UD Women's Lacrosse SEASON REVIEW


The University of Dallas women's lacrosse team posted a 4-10 record this 2019 season, as head coach Destinee Johnson guided a veteran roster, that included 12 returners on the final match, in her third season at the helm to the number three seed in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Tournament. It was the first time the SCAC sponsored women's lacrosse since 2012.

Dallas set a scoring record with 159 goals, as a quartet of players registered double-digits in that category headlined Lexi Leite with a single-season record (59). Erika Keever (35), Emily Pauletti (25), and Camryn Dougherty (12) all contributed to that group with personal-bests, too. Leading the roster for the Crusaders were five seniors: Leite, Keever, Mason Cosgrove, Sarah Gamble, and Ella Pedrozo. The latter three were dual-sport athletes from women's soccer when they had joined their respective first seasons. The roster also had three freshmen: Aneliz Rios, Dalayna Marji, and Jeanine Dorrough that were newcomers on a roster that had 17 players participate at some point in the campaign.

top moments

Crusaders Slip Past Johnson & Wales University (CO) in Regular Season Finale: A nailbiter went in favor of Dallas late in Denver, as SCAC-newcomer Johnson & Wales was victimized by a couple Yellow Cards late in a 15-12 final. Dallas scored the last three goals in regulation to grab the third seed in a four-team bracket at the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Tournament. Emily Pauletti scored a career-best five goals, while Ella Pedrozo contributed her first career hat-trick. Full Story

Dallas Hangs on to Defeat Huntingdon College: An 8-1 halftime advantage evaporated in the second stanza with the visitors scoring eight straight goals to go in front 13-12 with six minutes left. Lexi Leite knotted the score at 13 seconds later, and Erika Keever put the go-ahead goal with 4:05 remaining. Pauletti closed the 3-0 run to end the match. Leite had seven goals, while Keever added four. Lizz Winkler notched 14 saves. Full Story

Leite Lifts Crusaders Past N.C. Wesleyan on Career Day: Leite poured a career-high eight goals (five in second half) to mark the difference in an 18-10 victory for Dallas. Up 8-5 at intermission, the Crusaders scored seven straight to propel a 10-8 score to 17-8 in about a nine minute span. Leite scored three in a row to start that surge. Keever was the next highest scorer with three. Full Story

Offense Notches Season-high 19 Goals in Season Opener: Dallas had 10 players record a point in the box score and nine that tallied at least one goal in a 19-1 victory over Tarleton State University, who were a club opponent on UD's schedule. Leite and Keever had six and four goals, respectively, all in the opening half. Full Story

standout crusaders

lexi leite

  • 59 Goals (Led UD, Record)
  • 53 Goals (NCAA Countable, led SCAC)
  • 64 Points (Led UD)
  • Scored in all 14 Matches (10 Hat-tricks)
  • 16 Caused Turnovers (T-2nd UD)
  • All-SCAC Honorable Mention
  • SCAC Offensive Player of the Week (Week 1)

erika keever

  • 35 Goals (2nd UD, Career-High)
  • 40 Points (2nd UD)
  • 16/24 Free Position Goals/Shots (Led UD)
  • 46 Draw Controls (2nd UD)
  • 39 Ground balls (2nd UD)
  • Scored in all 12 matches played (9 Hat-tricks, including last six games of season)

mason cosgrove

  • 54 Ground Balls (Led UD, Record)
  • 21 Caused Turnovers (Led UD)
  • 44 Draw Controls (3rd UD)
  • 9 Points (Personal Best)
  • All-SCAC 1st Team
  • SCAC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 11)

Emily Pauletti

  • 25 Goals (3rd UD, Career-high)
  • Scored in 11 matches (Played 14)
  • 4 Hat-tricks
  • 8 Multi-goal games
  • 18 Ground balls
  • All-SCAC Honorable Mention

ella pedrozo

  • 16 Caused Turnovers (T-2nd UD)
  • 35 Ground balls (3rd UD)
  • 8 Points (Personal-best)
  • 5-of-6 Goals in Denver (2 matches)
  • All-SCAC 1st Team

camryn dougherty

  • 20 Points (Career-high)
  • 8 Assists (Led UD)
  • 12 Goals (Career-high)
  • 29-36 SOG (80.6 SOG%)
  • Etched a point in 10 matches (14 Played) (6-Game point streak (Feb. 16 - Mar. 13))

record books

  • Lexi Leite - 59 Goals (Single Season) | 24 Assists (Career) | 159 Goals (2nd All-Time) | 183 Points (2nd All-Time) | 51 Games (T-3rd All-Time) | 37 Caused Turnovers (T-3rd All-Time)
  • Mason Cosgrove - 54 Ground Balls (Single Season) | 104 Ground Balls (3rd All-Time) 35 Caused Turnovers (5th All-Time)
  • Erika Keever - 97 Points (4th All-Time) | 86 Goals (4th All-Time) | 110 Draw Controls (3rd All-Time) | 90 Ground balls (5th All-Time)
  • Alex Parkey - 22 Draw Controls (Individual Game) | 72 Draw Controls (4th All-Time)

worth noting

A trio of Crusaders led the SCAC in ground balls/game: Cosgrove (4.00), Keever (3.36), and Pedrozo (3.00) (Tied with one other)

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postseason accolades


Erika Keever****

Lexi Leite****

Mason Cosgrove***

Lizz Winkler***

Camryn Dougherty**

Jordyn Buell**

Sarah Gamble**

Alex Parkey**

Emily Pauletti**

Ella Pedrozo**

Darya Gerami**

Jeanine Dorrough*

Dalayna Marji*

Aneliz Rios*

TEAM MVP: Mason Cosgrove

2019 All-SCAC First Team: Mason Cosgrove, senior, midfield, Las Cruces, NM/Mayfield H.S. | Ella Pedrozo, senior, defense, Austin, TX/James Bowie H.S.

2019 All-SCAC Honorable Mention: Lexi Leite, senior, attack, Houston, TX/Houston Christian H.S. | Emily Pauletti, sophomore, attack, Dallas, TX/Bishop Lynch H.S.

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